October 12 Tae Ho Hwang, Saxophonist
October 19 Phantom of the Opera (1925 silent classic) with live music
October 26 Soprano Lindsay Espinosa performs Songs of Water and Night
November 9 Pianist Liana Paniyeva
November 16 Musica Spira, “Let Me Speak: Rage, Sorrow, and Yearning in the Italian Baroque”
November 30 Élan Ensemble performs music from the 17th – 19th centuries
December 14 Bach+ – Abendmusik
December 15 (8 p.m.), 16 (8 p.m.) & 17 (3 p.m.) Bach+ – Handel’s Messiah with the Annapolis Chorale Tickets
**New This Season!** Sunday Organ Vespers – 4 p.m.
This new series launches on September 24 at 4 p.m. with the first of eight, hour-long Organ Vespers that are designed to show off St. Anne’s newly-refurbished Freiburger organ as well as the organ works of J.S. Bach, performed by organist Larry Molinaro. Throughout his entire career, Bach was regarded as the “prince of all clavier players” (as a colleague once called him). This first Organ Vespers program features some of the virtuosic “foundational” works that Bach wrote before his years in Leipzig. The program shows how Bach incorporated the styles of the previous generation of German masters along with Italian and French styles into his compositions. Works to be performed include chorales from the Orgelbüchlein as well as the famous Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582).
Dates for Organ Vespers concerts are:
**New This Season** Cantata Vespers
Sunday, Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m. – Ein Feste Burg
Sunday, Dec. 24, 10:30 p.m. (Christmas Eve Service prelude music) Christmas Oratorio, Part II
Sunday, Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m. – (Epiphany) Christmas Oratorio, Part V